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THE FAMILY OF 



HENRY CURTIS OF SUDBURY, MASS. 



By 



HENRY ERNEST WOODS, A.M. 



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BOSTON : 

NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. 

1907. 






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Reprinted from the New England Historical and (tknealogical Register 

for July, 1907. 



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THE FAMILY OF HENRY CURTIS OF SUDBURY, 

MASS. 



1. Henrt^ Curtis came to New England in 1635, aged 27 years, 
in tile Elizabeth and Ann, and settled at Watertown, Mass., where he was 
a proprietor in 1636, later removing to Siidbnry, Mass., where he was a 
proprietor in 1639. In deeds he is styled " wheelwright." 

He married, probably in Watertown, about 1640, Mary, daughter of 
Nicholas Guy of Upton Gray, co. Southampton, England, who had come 
to New England in 1638, in the Confidence, and settled at Watertown. 

The will of Joan Parker of St. Saviour's, South wark, co. Surrey, Eng- 
land, dated 24 Aug., 1674, proved the following year, gives to her " brother 
Henry Curtis of Sundbury in New England," and to his wife, and his three 
sons, Ephraim, John, and Joseph, 20 shillings each. (Register, vol. 
xxxii, page 337.) 

In Dec, 1668, in a lawsuit concerning property stolen from Henry-^ 
Curtis, there are depositions of his sons, Ephraim aged 26, John aged 24, 
and Joseph aged 21, and of Richard Wills aged 20, servant of Ephraim. 
(Middlesex Co. Court files.) 

Henry Cnrtis died in Sudbury, 8 May, 1 678 ; and his widow, Mary, died 
there, 3 Dec, 1682; administration of their estates being given to the son 
Joseph.^ (Middlesex Co. Probate, Nos. 3724, 3731.) 

Children, born in Sudbury : 

i. Lieut. Ephraim, ^ b. 31 Mar., 1642; active in King Philip's War; 
d. before May, 1684, when a committee reported to the General 
Court that his Worcester property was belonging to his heirs and 
assigns (Coll. of Worcester Soc of Antiquity, vol. 3, page 39). 
There is no probate record of him, nor any mention of a wife or 
family, and as his property appeared later in the estate of his 
sole surviving brother, Joseph, ^ it would indicate that he was 
unmarried. The final adjustment of the trouble which followed 
his purchase of the Noyes laud at Worcester gave him 50 acres 
of land within, and 250 acres without, that tow^n. (Mass. Colony 
Records, vol. v, page 10.) Bodge says of him : " Ephraim Curtis 
was an important personage in the negotiations at this time 
[1675] and in the subsequent events. He was ... about 
thirty-three years old at this time, a notable scout and hunter, well 
versed in Indian ways, and intimately acquainted with many of 
these tribes. He was also a trader, and had a house at Quan- 
sigamug (Worcester)." (Soldiers in King Philip's War, pai^-es 
104-105.) 

ii. John, b. in 1644; d. unmarried, in Sudbury, 31 Dec, 1678. 
2. iii. Joseph, b. 17 July, 1647. 

2. Joseph^ Curtis {Henry^) was born in Sudbury, Mass., 17 July, 
1647, and died there, 26 Nov., 1700. In 1675 he served in the 
Mt. Hope campaign in King Philip's War, under Capt. Thomas 
Prentice. (Bodge's Soldiers in King Pliilip's War, page 81.) 

He married, in Sudbury, o Feb., 1677, Abigail, born in Sudbury, 
14 Oct., 1655, died there, 28 Apr., 1745, daughter of Capt. John 
and Sarah (Busby-Cakebread) (^rout, of Sudbury. 



His will, dated 23 Nov., 1700, probated 16 Dec. following, of 
which his widow, Abigail, was executrix, names his eldest son 
Ephraim, to whom was given " all my rights titles and interest 
that is belonging to me in Woster " ; son Joseph ; and daughters 
Abigail, Mary, and Sarah. The inventory shows, besides other real 
estate, " Two farms lying at Woster, the farm containing 250 acres 
and a fifty acre lot." (Middlesex Co. Probate, No. 3729.) 

Children, born in Sudbury : 

i. Abigail,^ b. 2 Mar., 1678-9; d. about 1765; m. about 1705, Capt. 
John Goulding. 

3. ii. Ephraim, b. 4 Sept., 1680. 
iii. Mary, b. 25 Dec, 1686; m. 14 pec, 1710, Thomas Stone. 

4. iv. Joseph, b. 15 July, 1689. 
v. Sarah, d. 26 Sept., 1762; m. 28 Dec, 1715, Jonathan Smith. 

3. Ephraim^ Curtis, Esq. {Joseph,^ Henry^) was born in Sudbury, 
Mass., 4 Sept., 1680, and there married, 10 May, 1705, Mary, born 
in Sudbury, 19 Feb., 1682, died there, 22 Feb., 1761, daughter of 
David and Susanna ( ) Stone, of Sudbury. 

He died in Sudbury, 17 Nov., 1759, and his gravestone, in East 
Sudbury (now Wayland), states that he was a Justice of the Peace, 
Major of a Regiment, and many years Representative in the General 
Court. (Hudson's History of Sudbury, Mass., page 570.) In 1741 
he was appointed a Special Justice of the Court of Common Pleas. 
(Mass. Civil List, page 89.) 

Administration of his estate was declined by the widow, Mary, 
and oldest surviving son, John, and, at their request, the son Maj. 
Joseph was appointed administrator. On the distribution paper is 
an endorsement as to the heirs, as follows : Ephraim's heirs, eldest 
son ; John ; Joseph ; Mary Gleason ; Susanna's heirs ; Samuel's 
heirs. (Middlesex Co. Probate, No. 3721.) 

Children, all born in Sudbury : 

5. i. Ephraim,^ b. 15 July, 1706. 
Capt. John, b. 20 Sept., 1707. 
Mary, b. 29 Dec, 1710; d. 1 Dec, 1770; m. 20 Dec, 1732, Ens. 

Jason Gleason. 
Susanna, b. 9 Sept., 1714; d. 1 Feb., 1756; m. Lieut. Jonathan 

Carter. 
Maj. Joseph, b. 22 Dec, 1721. 
Lieut. Samuel, b. 1 June, 1724. 

4. Joseph^ Curtis [Joseph,'^ Henry^) was born in Sudbury, Mass., 15 
\/ July? 1689, and died in Med way, Mass., 21 Jan., 1754. He was 

one of the founders of Med way, 1713. (Jameson's History of 
Medway, Mass., page 45.) 

He married first, about 1716, Hannah , who died in Med- 
way, 9 Nov., 1738; and married second, in Medfield, Mass., 12 
Mar., 1739-40, Mary, born in Medfield, 26 Feb., 1698-9, died in 
Medway, 20 Mar., 1779, daughter of John and Judith (Fisher) 
Bullen, of Medfield. 

Children by first wife, all born in Medway : 

i. Abigail,* b. 6 Oct., 1717; d. 23 June, 1807; m. as his second wife, 

25 June, 1759, William Richardson, 
ii. Hannah, b. 28 June, 1721 ; d. 10 Oct., 1727. 
iii. Mary, b. 24 Ans;., d. 25 Aug., 1724. 
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V. Mary, b. 19 May, 1742 ; d. U Aug., 1756 (?). 

5. Ephraim^ Curtis {Ephraim,^ Joseph,^ Henry^), born in Sudbury, 

Mass., 15 July, 1706, settled in Worcester, Mass., where he died, 
1 Jan., 1747-8. His father, 9 Nov., 1731, deeded to him a tract of 
250 acres of land bounded north by Worcester, westerly by land of 
Samuel Boutwell and Gershom How, southerly by Sutton town 
line, and easterly by land some time past claimed by Capt. Nathaniel 
Jones. (Worcester Co. Deeds, vol. 5, page 403.). 

He, then called of Worcester, married in Sudbury, 23 Dec, 1729, 
Mary, born in 1706, died in Worcester, 1 Dec, 1745, daughter 
of Isaac and Sibyl (Collins) Rice, of Sudbury. 

Children, all born in Worcester : 

10. i. Samuel^ (twin), b. 26 Sept., 1730. 

ii. Judith (twin), b. 26 Sept., 1730; d. young. 

iii. Mary, b. 5 Mar., 1732; d. unmarried, before 1759. 

iv. Abigail, b. 21 June, 1734; m. 20 Feb., 1755, Ebenezer Staples. 
7- 11. V. Ephraim, b. 6 Sept., 1736. 

vi. Oliver, b. 29 Jan., 1740 ; m. in Sudbury, 7 Apr., 1763, Mary Damon ; 
had William,^ h. in Worcester, 29 July, 1763; no further record 
obtained. An Oliver Curtis, of Ward (now Auburn), Mass., ra. 
in Sutton, Mass., 29 June, 1797, Judith Chase, and had Ephraim, 
b. in Ward, 27 Mar., 1798, and Betsey, b. in Sutton, 17 May, 1800. 

vii. Judith, b. 15 Oct., 1744. 

6. Capt. John^ Curtis {Ephraim,^ Joseph,^ Heriry^), born in Sudbury, 
'^ Mass., 20 Sept., 1707, settled in Worcester, Mass., where he died, 

29 June, 1797. 

He served as Capt. of a company for the relief of Fort William 
Henry, in 1757 ; and was a signer of the Tory Protest in 1774, but 
afterwards recanted, and was admitted to favor. From 1754 to 
1774 he kept a tavern in Worcester. 

He married first, in Sudbury, 4 June, 1729, Rebekah, born Jan., 
1709, died in Worcester, 24 Mar., 1755, daughter of Benjamin and 
Elizabeth (Newell) Wight, of Sudbury ; and married second, in 
Lancaster, Mass., 13 Nov., 1755, Elizabeth, baptized in Lancaster, 
22 Nov., 1713, daughter of Rev. John and Mary ( -Gardner) 

Prentice, and widow of Daniel Robbins, of Lancaster, by whom he 
had no issue. 

Children by first wife, all born in Worcester except the first : 

Jonathan,^ b. in Sudbury, 9 Aug., 1729; d. 4 Jan., 1732-3. 

John, b. 19 May, 1731. 

Jonathan, b. 15 May, 1733. 

Sarah, b. 27 Jan., 1736-7; d. young. 

Elizabeth, b, 28 Dec, 1738. 

William, b. 8 Feb., 1740-1; d. 16 Apr., 1749. 

Rebekah, b. 5 Nov., 1742; d. 4 Oct., 1745. 

Joseph, b. 31 Oct., 1744; d. 20 Sept., 1745. 

James, b. 8 Sept., 1746. 

Mary, b. 3 Oct., 1747; m. 27 .June, 1771, Dea. John Chamberlain. 

Sarah, b. 28 Aug., 1749; m. Capt. William Jones. 

William, b. 29 Jan., 1750-1 ; served in the Revolution; m. in Wor- 
cester, 25 Aug., 1771, Sarah, b. in Worcester, 1 May, 1751, dau. 
of Jabez and Sarah (Gookin) Tatnian, of Worcester ; had J/ary,^ 
bapt. 18 Oct., 1772, and Sarah; no further record obtained. 

Joseph, bapt. 21 Mar., 1752; served in tiie Revolution. 

Tyler, b. 28 Apr., 1753. 





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7. Maj. Joseph^ Curtis {Ephraim,^ Joseph,'^ Henry^) was born in 

Sudbury, Mass., 22 Dec, 1721, and died in East Sudbury (now 
Wayland), 6 Oct., 1791. In 1757 he was Lieut, of the 1st Foot 
Company of Sudbury; in 1771 he was Capt. of the 1st Company, 
Troop of Horse; and 26 Oct., 1778, he appears, with the title of 
Maj., in Capt. Nathaniel Maynard's muster roll (Hudson's History 
of Sudbury, Mass., page 406). 

He married first, in Sudbury, 11 Sept., 1744, Jane, born in Sud- 
bury, 11 Apr., 1725, died there, 22 Feb., 1748-9, daughter of 
Peter and Abigail (Thompson) Plympton, of Sudbury; and mar- 
ried second, in Sudbury, 7 May, 1752, Abigail, born in Sudbury, 
18 Aug., 1733, died in East Sudbury, 16 Aug., 1805, daughter of 
Capt. David and Abigail (Jenison) Baldwin, of Sudbury. 

Children by first wife, all born in Sudbury : 

i. Sarah, 5 b. 23 Mar., 1744-5; m. 12 Oct., 1769, Ephraim Abbot, 
ii. Mary, b. 31 Aug., 1746. 
"~ — iii. Ephraim, b. 4 Aug., 1748; d. before 1798; m. 23 May, 1770, Kelief, 
b. in Sudbury, 6 Nov., 1751, d. after 1798, dau. of Daniel and 
Tliaukful ( ) Putnam; resided in Sudbury and Rutland, 

Mass.; no further record obtained. Children: 1. EpJirmm,^ 
b. in Sudbury, 20 May, 177J... 2. Rebecca, bapt. in Rutland, 27 
Dec, 1772. 3. Jane, bapt. in Rutland, 12 Feb., 1775. 4. Lucy^ 
bapt. in Rutland, 18 May, 1777. 5. Hannah, d. in East Sudbury, 
10 Juue, 1798. 

Children by second wife, all born in Sudbury : 

iv. Col. David, b. 22 Apr., 1753; d. 27 Oct., 1832; m. 1 May, 177f, 
Abigail, b. 3 Sept., 1757, dau. of Elijah and Susannah (Stone) 
Bent, of East Sudbury ; resided in East Sudburj^ ; no further 
record obtained. Children: 1. J^osep/?,^b. 18 Aug., 1779. 2. David^ 
b. 7 Apr., 1781. 3. Henry, b. 20 Apr., 1783. 4. John, b. — May, 
1785. 5. Elijah, b. —Aug., 1787. 6. Nahlnj, b. 11 Mar., 1792. 
■~ V. Abigail, b. 21 May, 1755; m. 14 Dec, 1774, Rev. Jonathan Barnes. 

vi. Jane, b. 31 July, 1754; m. 22 Feb., 1780, Trowbridge Taylor. 

vii. Elizabeth, b. 11 Aug., 1759; m. Hastings. 

viii. Lucy, b. 11 Apr., 1761 ; m. 26 Jan., 1786, John Flagg, Jr. 

ix. Lydia, b. 19 Apr., 1763; mv 16 June, 1783, David Baldwin. 

X. Joseph, b. 13 July, 1765; d. 22 Aug., 1770. 

xi. Catharine, b. 22 Apr., 1767; d. 19 Aug., 1770. 

xii. Rebecca, b. 6 July, 1769; d. 23 Aug., 1770. 

xiii. Joseph, b. 2 Jan., 1771. 

xiv. Capt. William, b. 14 May, 1774; d. 28 Jan., 1820; m. 14 May, 1807, 
Hannah Larnard; no further record obtained. Children: 1. 
Abigail.^ 2. Catharine. 3. William. 4. George. 5. Hannah Jane. 

XV. Catharine, b. 9 Dec, 1775. 

8. Lieut. Samuel^ Curtis (Ephraim,^ Joseph,^ Henry^) was born in 

Sudbury, Mass., 1 June, 1724. In 1758 he served as Lieut, under 
Capt. Samuel Dakin in the expedition against Crown Point, and 
was killed 20 July, 1758, in the engagement at Half Way Brook, 
near Fort Edward, N. Y. 

He married first, in Sudbury, 20 Feb., 1745-6, Jerusha, born in 
Sudbury, 18 Dec, 1724, died there, 13 July, 1747, daughter of 
Robert and Abigail (Sawin) Cutting, of Sudbury; and married 
second, in Reading, Mass., 25 Aug., 1749, Hannah Nichols, perhai^s 
daughter of Timothy and Hannah ( )> of Reading. 

Child by first wife, born in Sudbury : 

1. Jerusha,^ b. 14 Nov., 1746; ra. 6 Aug., 1769, her cousin Robert 
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Children by second wife, all born in Sudbury : 

ii. Hannah, b. 10 Mar., 1752. 

iii. Samuel, b. 17 Jan., 1753. 

iv. Susannah, b. 23 Mar., 1756. 

V. Mary, b. 21 Sept., 1758. 

Joseph^ Curtis {Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Henry^) was born in Medway, 
Mass., 24 Feb., 1727-8, and died there, 6 Nov., 1791. 

He married, in Medway, 12 Oct., 1757, Rachel, born in Medway, 
12 May, 1738, died there, 4 Mar., 1810, daughter of Henry and 
Hannah (Bullard) Daniels, of Medway. 

Children, all born in Medway : 

16. 1. Jeremiah,^ b. 25 Mar., 1758. 

ii. Abigail, b. 12 June, 1760; m. 30 Aug., 1777, Asa Adams, 
^iii. Keziah, b. 16 Aug., 1764 ; m. 6 June, 1785, Elijah Partridge, 
iv. Hannah, b. 26 May, 1775; m. 29 Nov., 1798, Henry Bullard, Jr. 

10. Samuel^ Curtis, Esq. [Epkraim,'^ Ephraim^ Joseph,^ Henrif) was 

born in Worcester, Mass., 26 Sept., 1730, and died there, 18 Oct., 
1814. He was a Justice of the Peace, Lieut, of Militia, a member 
of imjDortant committees in the Revolution, and a Representative 
in the General Court, 1778-1785, 1802, 1804, 1806. 

He married, in Worcester, 30 Mar., 1757, Mary, born in Wor- 
cester, 8 Nov., 1735, died there, 3 June, 1830, daughter of Maj. 
Daniel and Mary (Stone-Coggin) Ward, of Worcester. 

Children, all born in Worcester : 

1, Samuel,^ bapt, 21 Jan., 1759; d. young. 

ii. Mary, bapt. 10 Feb., 1760; d. 12 Oct., 1839; unmarried. 

17. iii. Capt. Samuel, bapt. 11 Oct., 1761. 
iv. Ephraim, bapt. 3 Apr., 1763. 

V. Sarah, bapt. 23 June, 1765; m. 1 Dec, 1791, Samuel Boyden. 

vi. Levi, bapt. 4 Oct., 1767. 

vii. LucKETiA, bapt. 27 May, 1770; m. 1 Jan., 1800, Aaron Flagg. 

viii. Lydia, bapt. 26 July, 1772 ; d. young. 

ix. AzuBAH, bapt. 22 Jan., 1775. 

X. Lydlv, bapt. 13 Aug., 1780. 

11. EpHRAiii^ Curtis {Ephraim,'^ Epfn^aiin,^ Joseph,'^ Heniip-) was born 

in Yv'orcester, Mass., 6 Sept., 1736. The record of his death has 
not been obtained. 

He married, in Worcester, 4 Dec, 1763, Sarah, daughter of 
Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Gallup) Paine, of Worcester. 

Children, all born in Worcester : 

i. Ephraim^ (?), d. 9 Oct., 1839, aged 75 yrs. 

ii. Dolly, bapt. 6 May, 1765. 

iii. Sarah, b. 9 May, 1767 ; m. 28 Jan., 1790, Ebenezer Mower, 

iv. Nathaniel, bapt. 16 July, 1769. 

V. Elizabeth, bapt. 3 Nov., 1771; m. 10 Jan., 1791, William Cham- 
berlain, 

vi. Catharine, bapt. 23 Jan., 1774. 

vii. Mary, bapt. 18 Feb., 1776. 

12. JonN^ Curtis {Jolm,^ Ephraim,^ Jos^'ph,'^ Henry^) was born in Wor- 

cester, Mass., 19 May, 1731, and died there, 13 Dec, 1768. 

He married, in Worcester, 15 May, 1755, Elizabeth, born in Wor- 
cester, 14 Sept., 1732, died in Shrewsbury, Mass., 16 May, 1777, 
daughter of IMiinehas and lilizabeth ( ) Hey wood, of Wor- 

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Children, all born in Worcester : 

i. Rebecca,^ b. 13 Feb., 1756; m. 19 Dec, 1782, Samuel Jennison. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. 26 Feb., 1758. 

iii. John, b. U Nov., 1760. 

18. iv. David, bapt. 30 Jan., 1763. 

V. Nathaniel, bapt. 18 Aug., 1765; d. 28 June, 1818. 

vi. Dorothy, bapt. 26 July, 1767; m. 5 Dec, 1787, David Craige. 

13. James^ Curtis (Jo/m,^ Ephraim,^ Joseph,"^ Henry^) was born in Wor- 

cester, Mass., 8 Sept., 1746, and died 19 Jan., 1789, in Princeton, 
Mass., where he had settled. 

He married, in Shrewsbury, Mass., 24 May, 1770, Sarah, born in 
Shrewsbury, 25 June, 1749, died in Princeton, 19 Sept., 1787, daugh- 
ter of Capt. Abraham and Dinah (Rice) Eager, of Shrewsbury. 

Children : 

1. AzuBAH,® bapt. in Worcester, 20 Jan., 1771. 

ii. Sophia, m. 1 Jan., 1795, Samuel Smith. 

iii. Elizabeth. 

iv. James. 

V. Tyler, m. 18 Mar., 1802, Maryan Flagg. 

vi. Eager. 

vii. Sarah. 

14. Joseph^ Curtis {John,^ Ephraim,^ Joseph,'^ Henry^) was baptized in 

Worcester, Mass., 21 Mar., 1752, and settled in Shrewsbury, Mass. 
The record of his death has not been obtained. 

He married, in Shrewsbury, 1 Aug., 1774, Eleanor, born in 
Shrewsbury, 22 Feb., 1758, daughter of Dr. Edward and Mary 
(How) Flint, of Shrewsbury. 

Children, all born in Shrewsbury : 

i. Eleanor,^ b, 15 Dec, 1774; m, in Worcester, 19 May, 1796, Jason 

Fuller, 
ii. Catharene, b. 28 Aug., 1776; d. 15 Nov., 1777. 
iii. William, b. 23 Jan., 1779. 
iv. Mary, b. 23 July, 1781. 
V. Catharine, b. 19 Sept., 1783. 

15. Ttler^ Curtis {John,'^ Ephraim,^ Joseph,'^ Henry^) was born in 

Worcester, Mass., 28 Apr., 1753, and died there, 16 Apr., 1807. 

He married, in Worcester, 5 Sept., 1776, Lydia, born in Worces- 
ter, 8 Oct., 1755, died there, 5 Oct., 1841, daughter of Jacob and 
Lydia (Stone) Chamberlain, of Worcester. 

Children, all born in Worcester : 

i. Tyler,6 b. 15 Feb., d. 23 May, 1777. 

ii. Rebecca, b. 20 July, 1778 ; m. as his second wife, 4 June, 1804, 

Rev. David Long, 
iii. John, b. 5 Apr., 1781 ; d. 14 Sept., 1783. 
iv. John, b. 23 Dec, 1783; d. 3 Aug., 1826; m. 16 Mar., 1807, Nancy 

Stowell. 
V. Sarah (or Sally), b. 2 Apr., 1786 ; d. 24 July, 1788. 
vi. Dolly, bapt. 25 Aug., 1788; d. 20 Jau., 1791. 
vii. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 17 May, 1791 ; m. 24 June, 1812, Jonathan 

Wright, 
viii. Nathaniel, b. 29 Aug., 1793; d. 28 Mar., 1810. 
ix. Sai^iuel. b. 12 June, 1796; d. 17 May, 1811. 
X. Tyler, b. 29 Feb., 1801; d. 17 Mar., 1842. 

16. Jeremiah^ Curtis {Joseph,"^ Joseph,^ Joseph,'^ Henry^) was born in 

Medway, Mass., 25 Mar., 1758, and died there, 5 Aug., 1804. 



He married, in Sherborn, Mass., 1 Ma}^, 1783, Sarah, born in 
1762, died in Medway, 10 Nov., 1828, daughter of Jonas and Sarah 
( ) Greenwood, of Sherborn. 

Children, all born in Medway : 

i. Jeremiah, 6 b. 17 Oct., 1785; d. 3 Jan., 1798. 

ii. Joseph, b. 6 Dec, 1787; m, 13 Mar., 1813, Auuis Clark. 

iii. Sarah, b. 11 Aug., 1790; m. 8 Jan., 1809, Seth xUleu. 

iv. Jesse, b, 13 July, 1792 ; m. 25 Nov., 1813, Lyclia Allen. 

V. Polly, b. 9 Dec, 1794; d. — Jan., 1837; unmarried. 

vi. Keziah, b. 12 SeiDt., 1797; d. 24 Mar., 1798. 

vii. Jonas, b. 25 Nov., 1799; m. (int. rec. 9 Mar., 1824) Alma Bullard. 

viii. Achsa, b. 20 Apr., 1803; m. 14 Sept., 1826, Simeon Clark. 

17. Capt. Samuel^ Curtis (Samuel,^ Mphraim,^ Ephraim,^ Joseph,'^ 

Henry^) was baptized in Worcester, Mass., 11 Oct., 1761, and died 
there, 29 Jan., 1811. He was a Capt. of Militia. 

He married first, in Worcester, 20 Aug., 1785, Eunice, born in 
Worcester, 16 July, 1762, died there, 22 Aug., 1802, daughter of 
Col. Benjamin and Abigail (Chadwick) Flagg, of Worcester; and 

married second, about 1806, Eunice, daughter of Taft and 

widow of David Stowell, of Uxbridge, Mass. 

Children by first wife, all born in Worcester : 

1. Sally, "^ b. 25 Nov., 1785. 
ii. Abigail, b. 23 Feb., 1788. 
iii. Aaron, b. 5 May, 1790. 
iv. Samuel, b. 17 Apr., 1792. 
V. Ephraevi, b. 8 Apr., 1794. 
vl. Lydia, b. 22 May, 1796. 
vii. John B., b. 29 Apr., 1798; d. 29 July, 1823. 

viii. Benjamin Franklin, b. 7 Sept., 1800; m. in Auburn, Mass., 4 Apr., 
1731, Hannah S. Wakefield. 

Children by second wife, all born in Worcester : 

ix. Albert, bapt. 13 July, 1807. 

X. William. 

xi. Eunice, bapt. 21 Oct., 1810. 

18. David® Curtis {Joltn,^ John,'^ Ephrcdm^ Joseph,'^ Henry^) was bap- 

tized in Worcester, Mass., 30 Jan., 1763, and died there, 12 Feb., 
1813. 

He married, in Worcester, 5 Dec, 1791, Susannah, born in 
Rutland, Mass., 7 Jan., 1772, died in Worcester, 16 Dec, 1830, 
daughter of Lieut. Samuel, Jr., and Dorothy (Fletcher) Stone, of 
Rutland. She married second, 9 Dec, 1817, as his second wife, 
Silas Bigelow. 

Children, all born in Worcester : 

i. Dolly Frazer,^ b. 16 Oct., 1792; d. 26 Aug., 1796. 

ii. Susanna, b. 15 May, 1794; d. 1 May, 1795. 

iii. Betsey (?), bapt. 15 June, 1794. 

iv. George, b. 23 Feb., 1796; lived in Worcester, Mass., Providence, 
R. I., and New York, N. Y. ; d. in Jacksonville, Florida, 9 Jan., 
1856; m. (1) in Providence, 6 Mar., 1821, Mary Elizabeth, b. in 
Providence, 26 Oct., 1798. dau. of Hon. James, Jr., and Sally 
(Arnold) Burrill, of Providence; and ui. (2) in Providence, 3 Apr., 
1834, Julia Bowen, b. in Providence, 17 Nov., 1810, dau. of Hon. 
Samuel Willard and Elizabeth (Paine) Bridgham, of Providence. 
Among his cliildren were (by the lirst wife) : James Burrill,^ b. in 
Providence, 22 Nov., 1821, d. in En^^land, 15 Jan., 1895; George 
William, L.H.D., LL.D., b. in Providence, 24 Feb., 1824, d. in 
West New Brighton, Staten Island, N. Y., 31 Aug., 1892, an hou. 



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member and hon. vice-pres. of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Soc. ; (by the 
second wife) Samuel Biidgham, b. in Providence, 24 Dec, 1834, 
d. in West New Brighton, Staten Island, N. Y., 29 July, 1887; 
Lieut. -Col. Joseph Bridgham, S.B., b. in Providence, 25 Oct., 1836, 
d. at Fredericksburg, Va., 13 Dec, 1862; Edward, M.D., b. in 
Providence, 4 June, 1838 ; and John Green, M.D., LL.D., b. in New 
York, 29 Oct., 1844. 

V. Dolly Frazer, b. 1 Jan., 1798; m. 16 Sept., 1823, Dr. John Green. 

vi. Susanna (or Susan), b. 14 Sept., 1799; m. 24 Oct., 1827, Horatio 
Rogers . 

vii. Juliana, bapt. 29 Mar., 1801. 

viii. Edward Whiting, bapt. 30 Jan., 1803; d. young. 

ix. Edward Whiting, b. 5 Jan., 1806; settled in Rhode Island. 

X. Rebecca Jenison, b. 18 Dec, 1808; m. 21 May, 1844, Thornton 
Alexander Merrick. 

xi. Mary Palmer, bapt. 26 Jan., 1812. 



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